Will I be a child's only sponsor?
Probably not. It costs us approximately 6,000 USD to cover the cost of caring for an orphaned child who lives at Flying Kites (including home care costs, education/scholarships, medical, programmatic and relevant staffing). We recruit sponsors for each child until their costs are met.
Is my sponsorship tax deductible?
Yes. Our tax identification number is 20-5946832. Online donors who provide contact information will receive immediate acknowledgement of their gift via e-mail. If you pay via cash or check, you will receive a tax acknowledgement letter in the mail. Please contact us if you did not receive a letter.
Can I sponsor a child in the name of a loved one?
Yes, if you check the box marked, "this donation is in honor of somebody" - they will be notified of your gift and we will direct on-going communications from their sponsored child to the mailing address you provide.
Can I send correspondence or gifts to the child I sponsor?
Flying Kites encourages sponsors to send written correspondence and small tokens to their sponsored children. Letters and small packages can be sent to our Boston office where they will be collected and sent to Kenya.
Does my sponsorship only support my sponsored child?
Except in cases whereby sponsors are funding scholarships of students in high school directly, we pool all of our sponsorship funds to cover the operations of our school and launchpad. We treat all of the students in our programs equally.
What is the difference between the different sponsorship giving levels?
The more you give, the greater the impact. Sponsors receive a varying amount of correspondence, depending on the level at which they give. At the highest giving level, examples include personalized videos, school reports, crafts, letters and photographs.
Can I choose which child I sponsor?
Yes, you can choose which students you sponsor, so long as that student is not already fully-funded. Our team will be in touch with you once you sign up, whereby you can be matched with the student you chose, or the student with the greatest need.
What does my sponsorship pay for?
Sponsorship funds help cover activities associated with caring for the children at Flying Kites. Examples include: cultivating our farm, purchasing food, paying salaries of our teachers, tutors, cook, and house-mothers, buying clothes, fueling our school bus, paying for doctors visits, and much, much more.
Where can I see your financials?
You can see our 990's and read our annual reports here.
Where can I sign up?
Signing up is easy and you can pay monthly or annually. Click here to see the different sponsorship levels.
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